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State Police release Memorial Day statistics

A special traffic enforcement by the New York State Police over the Memorial Day week resulted in 8,900 tickets being issued. Last year's initiative, by comparison, resulted in 13,693 tickets and 225 arrests for motorists caught driving while intoxicated. This year's campaign began May 22 ...

‘No mask, no service’ rule is OK for businesses, Cuomo says

Business owners in New York will be able to deny entry to people not wearing masks or face coverings, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. The promised executive order from Cuomo comes as restrictions on shops are beginning to loosen around the state, though not yet in New York City. "We're ...

Farm, Italian festivals canceled in Fredonia

More festivals have been impacted by the coronavirus. On the Festivals Fredonia Facebook page, the Italian Festival and Farm Festival cancellations have been announced. In addition, the Heritage Festival and History Days Festival will be done online. Here is the statement from the ...

Hospitalizations may not be caused by COVID-19

People who have tested positive with COVID-19 and are in the hospital may not be hospitalized because of the virus. During the last week, Chautauqua County officials have started to announce the number of people in the hospital who have tested positive with the virus because it’s one of the ...

County starts voluntary furlough program

Chautauqua County government has started a voluntary furlough program to save money because of the financial impact of the COVID-19. On Wednesday, Legislator Chuck Nazzaro, D-Jamestown, discussed the voluntary furlough program while describing the need for county officials to reduce its ...

Deputies respond to Silver Creek mishap

Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies were on the scene of a tractor-trailer-car accident on Central Avenue between Jackson and Parkway streets in Silver Creek this morning around 9:30 a.m. Deputies would not offer information, but noted the driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Four more county cases brings total to 81

Four new cases of the coronavirus have been announced by the Chautauqua County Health Department on Thursday, bringing the total to 81. Currently, there are 19 active cases. The newest include a male in his 20s, a male in his 40s, and a male and female in their 70s. There is one ...

Jamestown man facing charges following stabbing

A Jamestown man is facing assault and burglary charges following a stabbing incident Tuesday. The Jamestown Police Department reported the arrest of 44-year-old William R. Buckley after officers responded shortly after 3 p.m. to an East Eighth Street address. Upon arrival, officers found a ...

WNY region could enter phase two of reopening next week

Those in desperate need of a haircut, likely exacerbated by near-record temperatures, may soon get a reprieve as the Western New York region is poised to enter Phase Two of reopening next week. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that the region could be ready to enter the second in a four-step ...

Two new virus cases reported

Two new coronavirus cases were announced Tuesday in Chautauqua County. The new cases include a male in his 60s and a male in his 80s. County officials also noted two hospitalized cases. Through Tuesday, there have been 52 recovered cases, four deaths, 77 total confirmed cases and 254 cases ...

Serious injuries in crash

Photo by Jay Young Four occupants of a sedan suffered serious injuries in a crash Tuesday morning. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies, along with firefighters from Chautauqua, Mayville, Hartfield and Ashville, responded around 11:15 a.m. to 4777 Route 394 at Chautauqua Institution for a ...

Access Chautauqua programming announced

The Access Chautauqua Programming has been announced for the coming week. ¯ The Chautauqua Lecture Series will be Linda P. Fried, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The program is at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. ¯ Chautauqua Sunrise, hosted by Doc Hamels, will have guest Mark ...

E2CCB LoGuidice Educational Center receives book donation

Although there is distance between teachers and students during the COVID-19 pandemic learning remains at the forefront of everyone’s mind. To assist with at-home instruction, the Erie-2-Chautauqua County BOCES (E2CCB) LoGuidice Educational Center recently received a donation from the ...

$4.13M road project nears completion

ANGOLA — Accadia Landscaping, the contractor on the Erie County project of rebuilding Angola’s Main Street, is nearing completion of the first phase of the work. A $4,130,469.20 contract covers work that began at Route 20 last October and runs through the center of the Village to a ...

Motorcycle group aims for safety, unity

Spring is here and summer is not far behind. Along with warmer weather comes the thunder of motorcycles sharing the road with automobiles. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Chapter NY-U wants to remind riders and drivers to do their ...

Dairy princess, court crowned on Facebook

JAMESTOWN – It’s a new age for the Chautauqua County Dairy Promotions Committee. After more than fifty years of coronations, a pageant is happening without a caterer, emcee, or pageant attendees. Nevertheless, a pageant will happen! The group created a Chautauqua County Dairy Promotions ...

Allegany Nature Pilgrimage goes virtual

For more than 60 years, the weekend after Memorial Day has been reserved by many for the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage, an outdoor learning experience that combines fun with a variety of nature-oriented activities. Instead of its usual location at Allegany State Park in Cattaraugus County, ...

Cassadaga launches comprehensive plan update process

CASSADAGA — The village of Cassadaga, through its Planning Board, has started a community input process to assist the village in updating its five to 10-year comprehensive plan. An initial web-based survey was launched on cassadaganewyork.org for residents and non-residents to share their ...

Alliance group outlines Chautauqua Lake strategy

“Collaboration is an absolute key of the alliance, it’s what we are trying to do all the time.” Those were the words of Vince Horrigan, interim Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance director, last week when briefing board members and the public on lake maintenance ...

Heritage announces appointment of new chief clinical officer

Lisa Haglund, President and CEO of Heritage Ministries, announced this week that Jeremy Rutter, Heritage Vice President of Skilled Nursing Operations and Executive Director of Hearthstone Communities, a Heritage senior living community in Woodstock, IL, has been named Chief Clinical Officer of ...